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Posted: Mon, 01/04/2024 18:01 (22 Days ago)


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!! DISCLAIMER !!
This roleplay will likely cover sensitive topics.
I do not condone any toxic or unhealthy behaviors that may be portrayed here.

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LITERACY: Semi-Lit+
GENRES: Young Adult | Romance | Drama | Hurt and maybe Comfort
TOPICS: Seven Deadly Sins
THEME SONG: State of Dreaming - Marina and the Diamonds

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XX. INTRODUCTION
"And it's all Smoke and Mirrors"
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In the heart of New York City stands the majestic House of Illusions, the headquarters of Illusion Studios, which is currently one of the world's leading modeling agencies. With its glamorous reputation and a legacy of discovering top talents, the House of Illusions exudes an air of elegance and mystique. It is a place where dreams are born, and long-lasting careers are assembled. The House of Illusions has long been known for its ability to create an illusion of perfection, presenting its models as flawless embodiments of beauty and charisma to the world. But, as the agency grew in popularity and success, a pivotal decision was made to shift its approach and focus on a smaller, permanent group of models, releasing many of its clients.

Just a few years later the news quickly spread. The House of Illusions had announced auditions for a new model to join their prestigious roster, sparking a frenzy of applications and attracting individuals from diverse backgrounds, each yearning to secure a coveted position as the agency's eighth model. The process of selecting the perfect addition to their team consisted of meticulously dissecting every portfolio and conducting countless background checks. However, after enduring months of intense consideration, a decision was finally made, and a new model was chosen to join the illustrious ranks of Illusion Studios.

However, as the new model stepped into the limelight and adjusted to the intricacies of life at the House of Illusions, it became evident that behind the façade of perfection, their fellow models harbored tarnishing imperfections and personal agendas that were being deliberately hidden from the public. Peering beyond the veneer of glamor and allure, the newest resident discovers a labyrinth of intertwined relationships, clandestine affairs, and simmering rivalries woven into the fabric of Illusion Studios. While the studio's impeccable image remained unblemished to the public eye for now, behind the scenes, the illusion of perfection begins to unravel, revealing a world fraught with deception and unspoken desires.


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THE HOUSE OF ILLUSIONS
Illusion | noun | an instance of a wrong or misinterpreted perception of a sensory experience.
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The House of Illusions, a magnificent multi-story skyscraper, is a symbol of glamour and success in the world of modeling. Its grand entrance and luxurious lobby are a feast for the eyes, with elegant decor and photographs of the agency's top - past and present - models lining the walls. The building is constantly bustling with models and staff, creating an electric atmosphere that is palpable upon entering.

Aspiring models from all over the world flock to the House of Illusions, hoping to be discovered and signed by Illusion Studios. The agency's reputation for discovering and nurturing talent has made it a hotspot for young models looking to make it big in the industry. The building serves as a beacon of hope and opportunity for these aspiring models, who see it as a gateway to success and fame.

Living in the House of Illusions is a dream come true for many models. The upper floors of the building are home to luxurious apartments amongst other facilities provided by the agency, offering a peaceful and glamorous sanctuary amidst the chaos of the city. This unique aspect of the building creates a close-knit community among the models and senior staff, fostering a sense of camaraderie and support within the agency.


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ROLES
"Qui se ressemble s’assemble."
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ACEDIA | Estella Blake | DIRECTOR
"Acedia is a historic sin that is often described as the "uneasiness of the mind". Some may argue that it is unfair to label "sadness" as a sin, but the truth is that depression is just a symptom of a much larger internal battle. Interestingly, acedia is also known as the sin of sorrow, as it pertains to the failure to appreciate the human experience. When one is consumed by acedia, they are unable to see the beauty and value in their own existence. This is why acedia is often associated with today's sin: Sloth."

GUILE | Dezerae Li | MANAGER
"Guile, or deceit, in contrast to the seven cardinal sins, is characterized by the intentional misleading of others in the pursuit of falsehoods or half-truths. It is the subtle presentation of malevolence hidden under the guise of benign pretense. It is the act of concealing the truth in order to advance ulterior motives. This has been a common practice among many, and it has been used for personal gain, power, and control in different settings. The essence of deceit or guile is so destructive that it results in a web of lies and secrets that can spiral out of control."

PRIDE | Anne Marie Täydellisyyttä | MODEL
"Self-affirmation is a necessary aspect for a healthy life, as it helps build self-esteem and confidence. However, it is important to recognize the difference between healthy and sinful pride. While self-affirmation allows one to appreciate their own gifts and accomplishments, sinful pride leads to an inflated sense of self-importance. This type of pride blinds individuals from acknowledging the contributions of others and creates a dangerous sense of entitlement."

GREED | Casimir Devereaux | MODEL
"Greed is one of the most dangerous sins that people can commit. Its impact can go beyond just materialistic possessions and can ruin people's lives. The desire to accumulate wealth or fame can drive people to do unimaginable things, and it is this insatiable hunger for more that leads to their downfall. Greed can be like a slow poison, destroying everything in its path, including the person who is consumed by it."

LUST | Keiki Meyumi | MODEL
"Lust is a strong emotion, a powerful force that can consume an individual's entire being. When it takes over, it can lead to a disordered desire for pleasure, power, or material possessions. It is a dangerous and all-consuming feeling that can drive a person to do things they never thought possible. It is not limited to sexual pleasure, as many people may believe, but encompasses a wide range of desires that can have detrimental effects on an individual's life."

ENVY | Niwa Atsushi | MODEL
"Envy is an emotion that many have felt, yet few can truly understand. It goes beyond the simple jealousy of wanting something that someone else has. It is the belief that another's success or good fortune somehow diminishes one's own worth. To experience envy is to be consumed by a desire to destroy that which is coveted. It is an overwhelming emotion that can turn even the most rational person into a monster."

GLUTTONY | Emil Musabi | MODEL
"Gluttony is a very common sin in the world today. People are constantly eating and drinking in excess, without any regard for their health or the consequences of their actions. It is important to remember that gluttony is not just about food, but also includes excessive consumption of alcohol and other substances. It is a constant desire for more, without any consideration for the impact it may have on oneself or others."

WRATH | Xíang Wén Líng | MODEL
"The line between wrath and anger can be blurred, but the two are not the same. Wrath is the very thing that consumes your soul when you have been wronged. It is what drives you to seek justice through any means necessary. Once it has taken root, there is little that can be done to quell this powerful emotion. The notion of forgiveness becomes a distant memory, as the only thing that matters is the burning desire for vengeance."

SLOTH | Mercymorn Belphie | MODEL
"Sloth is a sin of omission, lacking desire and/or performance. Unlike mere laziness, the sin of sloth also refers to apathy - one's complete lack of concern for oneself and others, due to the energy it requires. Sloth is a dangerous sin because it not only dissuades one from doing good deeds but also discourages them from even caring about their inaction. It is a state of indifference that numbs the individual's moral compass, making it easy to do nothing, even when they know it is wrong."

GOSSIP | Dakota Thorne | MODEL
"Gossip is a tempting habit that many people fall into without even realizing it. Although it may not be one of the traditional seven deadly sins, it still holds great weight in the eyes of many. This is due to the fact that gossip can be divided into two distinct categories: detraction and slander. Both of these sins involve spreading information about someone else's faults or failings, but the difference lies in the intention behind the words."

VAINGLORY | Pantalone | SHAREHOLDER
"Vainglory, or Vanity, is a historic sin and is defined as the excessive belief in one's own abilities or attractiveness to others. It is a sin that can have catastrophic consequences which include causing relationships to crumble and turning people into their own worst enemies. A person who indulges in vainglory loses sight of what truly matters and becomes consumed with themselves, causing them to become arrogant and egotistical and leading to a lack of empathy and compassion for others."

IGNORANCE | Callistus | FORMER DIRECTOR
"Ignorance is not bliss. The line between ignorance and unawareness can be a very thin line to tread. Most people who are aware of the truth but choose to ignore it because the alternative, living in a world of lies, can sometimes feel more comfortable. For instance, it can be easier to adhere to societal norms and beliefs rather than question them and risk being outcasted. Ignorance implies a conscious decision to not acknowledge or accept the truth, while unawareness is a lack of knowledge or understanding. In both cases, individuals are choosing to remain in a state of denial. However, this denial can have serious consequences, as it prevents personal growth and hinders progress in society."

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PH and typical RP rules apply !
Sentence/paragraph format only !
The RP may have a mature vibe, and sensitive topics may pop up; however, posts must remain site-friendly !
Please try to use appropriate trigger warnings and/or spoiler format if detailing such topics !
Characters are adults ! Around the ages of 21-25 is good !
Realistic face claims please !
Romance and drama are highly encouraged !
For now, one character per person !
tba if necessary !

!! NOTE !!

anyone with a main role (the models) in the original sign-ups will have a week to re-claim their position before I redistribute them

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Immortes
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Posted: Mon, 01/04/2024 18:05 (22 Days ago)



DEZERAE LI





25 | female | she/her | demiromantic
Voice claim: Qi'ra — (Solo
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[ Introduction ]

When it comes to new money, Dezerae Li's up and coming fame set the influential tongues to wagging, saccharine melodies pouring in from unknown corners to entrance the senses. Once a prominent figure of the performance industry, Dezerae's debut in Illusion Studios is the last in the list of many prominent venues requesting the Songird's presence. The vixen stalks breezily between the humorless ledgers and adoring crowds, the opulent company of the Regrator and candle-lit evenings spent in the audience of sycophantic fans and political businessmen. Every interaction is both an opportunity and a show, and how Dezerae loves to perform.

Unfortunately, to bathe in luxury and comfort takes an insidious toll. Her voice once comparable to silver bells and innocent birds, Dezerae's long career has since led her down a path of tarnished virtues, insidious secrets, and cynical ideals, all concealed from the public.

Still, old habits die hard and there are always favors to keep. Embittered by her failing beauty, Dezerae took the Regrator on one final offer; overseeing the progress of Illusion Studios as a way of protecting her mentor's cherished investment. As she plunges headlong into the company's masquerade of illusions and glamour, she's forced to confront the full weight of her sins, as well as an unbridled desire kindling to grasp those she once held dear.

[ Appearance ]

Despite her prominent rank as Illusion Studios' Director serving under the auspices of Pantalone Regrator, Dezerae is surprisingly modest in appearance. Presenting herself as clean and unblemished, the majority of attention drawn to her features has people noticing the lively glimmer in her golden eyes, her easy and lopsided smile, and russet wavy hair left flowing past her shoulders that frame a fox-like face. Slim in build, she does not dress in expensive or lavish fabrics, and instead indulges in flowing attire that serves more of a functional role than extravagent laces or sequins. Dark boots make a muted thud with each footstep, a firm sound that carries conviction in every step. Dezerae comes in at 5'9 in terms of height, and her face has been obscured by a fox mask during performances and concerts.

[ Personality ]
"care for a drink, dear?"

ENTP-A | Gemini | 3w2– The Enchanter

Inherently sociable, Dezerae has learned to turn her winsome disposition into a mask. Her machavellian psyche evolves out of a need to compete for every ounce of attention given. Her skills with conversation and social etiquette have only increased with age, a silver tongue melting walls and warming the senses. She enjoys the art of threading through silken words and polite niceties to reveal intentions and motivations and is patient enough to wait for the right opportunity to strike before pitching in.

Well-versed in the dance of smoke and mirrors, Dezerae is guarded. She keeps her own counsel when it comes to private affairs. For someone as suave as her, airy deflections and harmless lies come easily, a beatific smile or a harmless shrug inserted in conversations when the topics swing too close to home. In the practice of retaining her facade, her artful demeanor helps her remain somewhat detached from her actions — monitoring a situation objectively and neutrally for the best outcome. Unfortunately, over the years, Dezerae has become so well-versed in deception that she cannot even be honest with herself. Her artifice and silver tongue are not infallible and when she senses that others are prying too close to the truth, she'll shut down or abruptly redirect the conversation.

She believes that to approach a situation rashly and without deliberation is to set yourself up for failure. Everything is a practiced act, from her outfit to the down-to-earth manner in which Dezerae conducts her analyses, inferences, and deductions. Saccharine smiles are all but absent from Dezerae's vocabulary when she gets into the heart of the matter, relying instead on insight and intuition. Politicians and colleagues alike occasionally consider her honesty snide and disrespectful, but she does not dwell on such matters. Whatever she has decided on, she'll carry out to the end and her determination waits on no one. Similarly, Dezerae is rather grounded in her faith and refuses to trust her fate in a superstitious manner. She believes not in the blessing of a bloodline or heritage, but rather in the glory and riches crafted from her own hands. Disillusioned from a youth where the affection she was granted was mostly withheld, she trusts in a world where she crafts her own fate. This discontented manner of thinking drives her mind to consciously seek out that which she desires without waiting for others to beckon her.

Dezerae is decidedly her own judge and jury, and will never take the assumptions and beliefs of others for granted unless it benefits her. A listener rather than a talker in conversation, she spends most of her time listening and digesting the words of others before pitching in with insights of her own, seeking to cut incisively and deeply with each word she speaks. And when the tides of favor swing against her, Dezerae prefers to withdraw rather than bluster on with vainglorious heroics; a calculating mind already brewing with cunning comebacks and icy jabs.

[ About: (GUILE) ]
detachment | unstable self-image | melancholy | emotional neglect | obssessive thoughts

A songbird on the stage is a performer first and foremost, and Dezerae lives for the spotlight. Literally. In her trip to stardom, she's learned to keep what happens behind the stage under covers. Seeking to capture the audience at every turn, she creates a new image, a new perception of herself like a new coat. Under the spotlight, the songbird has a taste of perfection — that forbidden fruit that comes with being loved and desired. Easier to smile and laugh than to confess to the loneliness and anguish behind closed doors. Nobody wants a songbird with a song of woe or bitterness, and Dezerae learned the only way to lie was to believe it. Within years, she mastered her performances and her words are as disingenious as her saccharine songs. And few know her, not truly, as she dances a solitary waltz in a ballroom empty.

[ Additional Info ]

[X] The manager of Illusion Studios eight models, Dezerae works closely with both the top echelon of Illusion Studios' employed and the models themselves to punch out a schedule, one week at a time. Though she's fond of public appearances and social gatherings, Dezerae keeps a low profile in public and avoids garnering attention and press. Much of her tasks involve basic supervision, timekeeping, and the occasional shoulder to cry on. If anyone asks why the Songbird is suddenly so prone to introversion, she merely shrugs and replies that the models are adults and should be responsible for their own devices. Those who are able to read through the lines will find her hidden in the shadows whenever possible, glad to catch a brief break from the invasive pressure of cameras, reporters, and over-enthusiastic fans.

[X] Formerly a prolific singer proud of her voice, Dezerae's singing days are long over and bringing it up makes her sigh in chagrin. She even becomes extremely self-conscious when her songs are on Estella's car, even if she is secretly flattered her paramour cherishes her voice so. To most, Dezerae's unusual quirk is chalked up to modesty and the earnest self-deprecation of an artist. Only those who look closer will see the signs of burnout as Dezerae attempts to erase the career she now sees as a glorified fairytale.


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Posted: Mon, 01/04/2024 22:16 (22 Days ago)



Mercymorn Belphie





age 24 | gender Female | pronouns She/Her | sexuality Bi

[ Introduction ]

There's almost never a moment to rest at the studio, even if Mercymorn would say otherwise. A pretty face, and almost a terrible work ethic. You always have to be prepared when scheduling for Mercy, an hour extra before shooting can begin, time for her to bounce back from spots of tire. But when she gets in the swing of it, its as if another person has taken over.

Growing up, Mercy was an aspiring writer. She worked hard all of her life, and managed to get some of her books recognized, even if they were done under a pen name. However... its not something that can be really sustainable. And writing took up alot of her time an energy. As a side hobby, she loved to do modeling, knowing that it could never be traced back to her books. That was until she was picked up by Illusion Studios. They were impressed by her popularity and her work ethic, quickly getting her to sign under them. She kept this up for a year, before flying too close to the sun and too high up. Her work attitude crashed and burned, even if she still made the studio a ton of wealth and her popularity kept increasing. The only thing keeping her going now, is spite and an image to uphold, even if she does the minimum needed

[ Appearance ]

Mercy is 5'5", preferring to wear comfortable casual streetwear rather than the fancy dresses and outfits she wears for work. When out of the publics eye, she is very casual in appearance, her blond hair looking messy with curls as if she rolled out of bed, with oversized hoodies and leggings as her preferred wear.

[ Personality ]

INFP
Mercy tends to be quiet and is quite perceptive of things around her, even if she doesn't think its necessary to point them out. She goes with the flow, and prefers things to be peaceful and quiet to make naptime easier for herself. She prefers to have a more quite and lax work life, but when push comes to shove she can be hardworking and one who is hard to back down.

[ About: Sloth ]

For years Mercy has always tried to do her best in the eyes of the public. Though she has always worn her mask well, in recent years of being a model she has let that mask slip off, letting her sloth show to those around her. She cares about herself, but only the bare minimum. No care shown for those around her, or even for the work she does. She only does the bare minimum before going back to watching with a bored yawn. Its too much work to be worried or to fret over the smaller things. She's done it all her life, now its too much energy for her.


[ Additional Info ]

She has written a few books under a pen name, and she is a narcoleptic


“Yet we have the strength to scale the walls between us, to reach out our hands in friendship so we can open our true hearts to one another. That's how we win!”~Claude Von Riegan, Fire Emblem Three Houses

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Posted: Tue, 02/04/2024 01:48 (22 Days ago)



Emil Musabi





25 | Male | He/It | Asexual

[ Introduction ]

In the competitive Illusion Studios, rankings are everything and someone has to stand at the bottom of the pack. Emil Musabi is that person, the lowest paid and least popular model under Illusion Studio's roster of explosive talents. But the worst of Illusion Studios is still only a pipe dream for even the most talented of models. Often seen on the pages of a truly staggering amount of Streetwear and Techwear catalogues, having modelled for a wide variety of brands from low end common wear to high end statement pieces, what many also fail to realize is that his hands have been on the front pages of a wide range of cosmetic adds, from hand creams to blush swatches, professional nail art and palm sized conveniences, Emil has found his niche as a print model, though he has walked many a runway throughout his career. Emil's strengths lie within how expressive he can be, through facial acting or body language, but also in how his whole demeanour changes depending on the clothes he's wearing, a fluid spectre who takes on the face of whoever suits the shoot best. It's why his stagename, Gula, is synonymous with the image of a facemask.

Though Emil seems content at the bottom of the pecking order, a part of him was undeniably content that someone else has taken his place when it was announced that Illusion Studios had hired someone new. How this will shake up the status quo, has yet to be determined. But at the very least, Emil knows that his unabating hunger will only grow deeper

[ Appearance ]

Despite being one of the best models in the industry, Emil has a shockingly plain face. Even with his wavy long dark hair, coiffed into soft rolls and falling over tantalizing shoulders and down a slender yet well muscled build, it is still one you could theoretically just pick from a crowd, conventionally attractive in the way most models are and only standing out in terms of the "Asian beauty" trope. Even makeup doesn't do much to enhance his looks, only serving to accentuate the natural heavy lidded gaze and sharp features. Curiously, he is quite a bit shorter than the average male model, only standing at 178cm. Though this hasn't dampened his chances behind a camera, print modelling much more forgiving through post-production and touchups, runway modelling has been quite difficult for Emil to stand out in.

[ Personality ]

ISFJ - The Defender | 2w3 - The Host

When anyone yells Mother in the mansion, it is Emil who replies. He is outwardly the kindest, always earliest to rise to make a balanced breakfast that suits each model's needs, cleaning up after everyone, doing chores. He has everyone's schedules memorized and knows their preferences inside and out. Though, for all that he does, he is quite hard to actually find. Hes always busy doing this, doing that, going to work, attending another meeting, meal prepping for the week, doing another round of laundry, reviewing the schedules they all received, packing someones bag for yet another runway, there isn't a moment when he isn't working. Scarily emotionally perceptive and attuned to the mood of the house, Emil holds the title of least emotionally constipated, which isn't all that hard considering the state of the other models.

For all that he supports the household though, Emil has a tendency to always nag at the other. He won't hesitate to chew others out, always chiding everyone especially on their eating habits. No one can live up to his standards and no one will, not even Emil himself.

But perhaps this personality of his isn't quite as true as one would think. Emil doesn't... really care all that much about others. He craves the failure that comes with it, a glutton for pain and punishment. Hes a bit of a masochist in that way, always looking for ways to further wreak his health as he overworks himself and stretches himself to the brink of hospitalization. The attention, the eyes that fall on him, the whispers, oh do they drive him to do the impossible. Nothing ever satisfies him anymore and he will go further and further down into depravity to fill in that lonely cold void that only warms ever so slightly when scathing words cut the deepest. If he has to be nice to attain such a far off wish, then he will use all of his hollow heart to love those who will give him what he wants. They worry for him, they think about him, they are there to yell at him when he under preforms, and if he were to slip up in public? Well, Emil has always believed that all press is good press anyways.

[ About: (GLUTTONY) ]

So often people attribute Gluttony to simply over consumption of food and drink, yet they forget the broken ugly truth which lies at the core of overflowing goblets and succulent feasts. Nothing will ever satisfy your insatiable hunger.

And Oh, how Emil craves the bitter taste of failure, of letting down those who relied on you, of everything that pain entails. After all, beauty is pain and Emil knows this more than anyone else. He pushes himself to the brink just for another bite of that addicting flavour, empty stomach never satisfied with its station and craving more and more. Greedy, some whisper. Envious, yet others declare. But above all else, Emil simply wishes to fill his endless hunger with the cloying addiction that his own suffering brings.

Obsessively watching what he eats has led to his control over the diets of everyone in the house, micromanaging every gram of nutrient, knowing what foods exist in the house, keeping a strict count of how much of everything there is. Once you step into the mansion, you are on Emil's territory. Of course, this is hampered somewhat by the fact that he has an awful awful habit of stress eating. Believes his metabolism is high, you see, so into his mouth it goes, and another, and another until the bottle of laxatives just newly bought is empty

who knew that such a bitter taste could be replicated so easily

[ Additional Info ]

Illusion Studios had never had to hire a live in chef ever since Emil came under their payroll, his proficiency in the kitchen exceeding what money can usually buy. Having memorized each model's preferences and tastes while catering them to their dietary needs, Emil always preps the food for each House of Illusions member. He will also prepare lunch for the other members of the staff when he is scheduled to work with them, always consistently bringing them to the point where everyone knows that that if you have are scheduled with Emil to leave any and all food prep to him.



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Posted: Tue, 02/04/2024 15:04 (21 Days ago)



KEIKI MEYUMI
aka 'greeneyes'





22 | genderfluid | they/them | pansexual

[ Introduction ]

Ah, Keiki Meyumi, world-renowned 'super star' (their words, not mine), and a huge icon in the female fashion industry. Most notably known for their signature red heels and red nails, Keiki is a well-loved and well-hated figure in Illusion Studios. They're a vain and selfish little creature on the surface, always boasting about their achievements and their emerald eyes, which can cause one to dislike them, but on the inside, Keiki's a sweet and caring person, despite their endless blabbering about themselves.


[ Appearance ]

Keiki stands at 5'3, with short, chestnut brown curly hair which falls to just below their eyebrows. They have startlingly green emerald eyes which stand out compared to the rest of their small, plain features. Keiki has a narrow face, high cheekbones and pale skin with a smattering of freckles across their button nose.

Keiki's attire consists of a more 'feminine' wardrobe, often donning skirts and dresses, accompanied by large heels to make up for their height.

[ Personality ]

Keiki is a complicated person, at their best, they're a huge people pleaser and often go to extreme lengths to be acknowledged and appreciated. They're also very down to earth and fond of taking care of friends and family. When they get too comfortable, they can become a very loud and obnoxious person not in a malicious way, they don't often realise, but it does make people dislike them easily. They often try to spend more time with people than being alone.

They love to be a comedian, often making jokes at their own expense, anything to get a laugh, really. Keiki's very witty and seems to have a large ego and a lot of self-confidence, when in reality it's the opposite.

Keiki has a habit of flirting with people they meet, regardless of gender, and will stop at nothing to sway them with their poor poetry and bad dancing.


Strengths | Observant ♥ Optimist ♥ Caring ♥ Clever
Weaknesses | Manipulative ♥ Trust Issues ♥ Emophilia ♥ Attachment Issues
Mbti | ENFP-A


[ About: (LUST) ]


Lust; Keiki treasures love more than anything else. In their eyes, there is nothing more important than romance, and to feel truly complete, one must fall in love. Their strange, unorthodox view on the idea of love stems from the repeated heartbreak they've felt, and the fact that they've never truly been loved, or cared for. As a child, Keiki was abandoned and neglected by their parents, and went from family to family, never once feeling like anyone really cared about them.

As they grew older, Keiki began to develop an addiction to heartbreak. No matter how many hearts they won and people they fell in love with, it never seemed to work out. But Keiki never stopped, oh no, in the small off chance that some day, they'll find the person of their dreams, even if they die trying.

This was made worse by the recent break up with their ex, Niwa Atsushi.

Keiki never really got over him.


[ Additional Info ]

♥ Keiki is a huge bookworm and loves any and all detective and murder mystery novels. Before starting their modelling career, Keiki had plans to become an author. Despite never pursuing that career, Keiki still writes poems in their spare time. Only love poems though.

♥ Keiki's Japanese name was given to them by their most recent foster family. Their true parents are unknown to Keiki, and Keiki doesn't want to find out who they are. Additionally, Keiki has no recollection of their childhood, the trauma they've faced has cause them to shun those memories out of their mind completely.



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NIWA ATSUSHI





23 | male | he/him | omnisexual

[ Introduction ]

Niwa Atsushi comes across as your typical well-rounded nice guy who is just awkward and insecure. Coming from a rather large family of siblings, he naturally designated himself protector of the rest of them. It would seem that he is a very moral and caring person who is merely insecure and socially awkward... however, that couldn't be further from the truth.

What he longs for, above else, in exchange for his efforts, is to be recognized as above everyone else. To be seen as a martyr by others, someone to look up to... is it so hard to make him your everything?

[ Appearance ]
A slender, pale man who is small in stature, rather fitting of his surface-level timid nature. Standing at only 5'7 and quite on the lighter side, even physically, he is almost unnoticeable. A flicker, a mere spark, there for only a moment, though he desperately wishes it wasn't this way. Striking, but soft facial features, with black curls that brush just past his ears.

[ Personality ]


-INFJ - 1w2 - sx/so - 127-

A solemn, careful person who's always on edge- always watching his words and others. Kind and gentle, Niwa is exactly the kind of person you can rely on... or so he wishes he was. Smart and moral, selfless and humble- Niwa longs to be an idealised form, some kind of hero for the weak. So he pretends... and immediately fails when he says something stupid and can't back it up with anything but a funny comment or an over-the-top description of a tree. It frustrates him to no end- "Just take me seriously!" He wants to say, but doesn't, because then people would laugh as he exposes yet another layer... Truly an insecure person who idealises an identity far more than he should.

Even when he isn't masking, Niwa finds himself acting. His most miniscule insecurities are exaggerated, his clumsy misstep turns into a full on face-plant. He's never really sure who he is, and it frustrates him. He wants to be a single person, but everything in his head feels jumbled and he's a multitude of people.

Maybe that's an exaggeration too. But Niwa can't say for sure.

Despite the insecurity and the confusion, Niwa has a lofty sense of self regard. He loves battles between good and evil and the punishment of wrongdoers when it all comes to a close. His moral code is based entirely off of this black and white thinking. He believes good always wins, and so he makes sure that he is the "good guy", targeting people who dislike or look down on him and destroying them socially- labelling a bad comment as "bullying" and playing the vulnerable, hurt boy. Bullies must be punished. And Niwa will make sure that everyone knows just who is the target for the day.

He's highly manipulative, and in part, it's due to how he underestimates himself in that regard. He truly believes that he's the victim, even when he's destroying someone else's life. And then he wipes that "victim" mentality clean, in a fresh wave of denial when he's finished ruining any chance of them returning to a modelling career. He was protecting the innocent. They might be being lead out the door in tears, but surely they were going to go after someone else; so he stopped them, like the hero he is. Praise him some more, won't you?

Overall, Niwa is a dangerous person to anger, despite his insecurity and apparent lack of social graces. But don't worry- just flatter him a bit, and he'll be putty in your hands, elevating you to a hero on his level, always ready with a smile for his "friend".

[ About: (sin) ]

Niwa's sin is Envy. As the middle child in a family with six other children, Niwa never got too much attention growing up and his childhood insecurities carried over into day to day life. Due to this he has a tendency to come off as childish, desperately seeking positive attention and admiration. His hero complex is rooted in this obsession to be perceived positively. No matter what, he is determined to have both superficial and moral superiority over others; never second best to anyone.

[ Additional Info ]

- Niwa adores comic books, especially when they come with superheroes! He loves the selflessness of characters like his beloved Spider-Man. And the way that their adoring fans marvel at their heroic feats, but you didn't hear it from me.

- Despite not being the most athletically gifted, Niwa is all about getting some exercise! He did track and field when he was younger as well as figure skating, and he'll always try and fit in a jog or two, no matter how hectic his schedule gets.

- He got in to the modelling industry through his ex, Keiki Meyumi. He doesn't talk about them a lot.

- Incredibly fond of cats. Like, off the charts levels of love for them. If you don't like them, he may be a little offended and look for even more reasons to dislike you.

- His adopted sister was, for some time, very close with Niwa. Something happened between the two of them, and despite curiosity from the press, he tends to deflect to another topic when she comes up.

- Some past trauma has left him very afraid of fire.

- A surprisingly talented poet. As a teenager, he used to enter in competitions for adults and often come out in the top three. Very strong with language and metaphor.

- Niwa is of Lithuanian and Japanese descent.

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灵翔文 "Lysander"
"The prince"





23 | cismale | he/him | asexual

[ Introduction ]

Info here; …

[ Appearance ]
chinese-american; 6'1; lanky and lean

With high cheekbones, unblemished skin, and neatly combed hair, there's something ethereal about his appearance. People who see Lysander often remark upon the combination of his cold beauty and stoic expression, icy veil creating something untouchable yet desired.

[ Personality ]

With a sharp tongue and clever mind, Lysander comes across as an individual more than capable of holding his own even in solitude. Though rather conservative and serious, the agent is by no means stuffy and has a wide vocabulary as his disposal if needed. Not as genteel or extroverted as the other models, Lysander is fairly dry and blunt when it comes to formal interactions, though less so when in public. Lysander is fairly rigid when it comes to taking orders, willing to see it through until the very end. At the same time, Lysander's defense of his fellow models is passionate, fiercely so, and he is even willing to use manipulation if it helps, although this is never out of malice.

His personality differs greatly from the other Illusion Studios models. Where they are self-righteous and bold, Lysander has hidden insecurities and possesses a rather sullen demeanor as a result. He doesn't talk to his colleagues much if at all and prefers to bury himself in his work. His dignified posture and stern gaze drive in a rather composed image, which he takes great care in maintaining. Although not openly unfriendly, his colleagues consider him distant and even bitter at times for unexplained reasons.

Lysander can be a bit repressed and awkward in speech, even with people he's close with. He hasn't really gotten to live life outside of the organization. Not only can he come off as incredibly sarcastic, but Lysander cannot help appearing callous and judgmental, especially to individuals who love to throw their money and influence around. His cold front masks a deeply confused and self-doubting individual still struggling to sort out his identity and path forward. The Illusion Studio "Prince" has a lot of doubts about who he is meant to be. The fact that out of all the models, he's the one on top of payroll and appearances sets a lot of invisible pressure on his shoulders to succeed. However, Lysander is well aware that this is not his true calling, but one foisted upon him by fate.

But what does that make him?

[ About: (WRATH) ]

"There's an unspoken agreement that Lysander is a hard pill to swallow, even on a good day. Beneath his mirror-smooth facade, he possesses a unforgiving demeanor and a cutting vocabulary." — Illusion Studios' clients

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Dakota Thorne



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22 | Female | She/her | Asexual

[ Introduction ]

Dakota is on the lower end in terms of profit and wages, but is somewhat popular. Her style is centered around what the average person can reasonably afford. Modeling styles of clothing that are meant to be comfortable, yet look extremely stylish. Her styles are somewhat cheap compared to other models, which most certainly makes her stand out compared to others. While her not-so-unique styles don't make her stand out, she most stands out by how she treats those who look up to her. She always jumps at opportunities to interact with her fanbase, taking selfies with them and attempting to have general small talk with them whenever possible.

[ Appearance ]

Dakota stands at around 5'2 and typically is seen wearing stylish joggers, crop tops, and sweaters. Her crop tops and sweaters always hang off her left shoulder to expose her tattoo. She likes to wear jewelry, sporting multiple rings on her fingers and long earrings on her ears. Dakota has pale skin and pixie cut with black hair. She has dark green eyes and is somewhat frail. Dakota has a small piercing on her nose and a rose tattoo that sits on her shoulder and extends to her neck and lower arm. Although it's usually covered or photoshopped out of pictures.

[ Personality ]

Dakota is very sweet and interactive, at least in the eye of the public. In private, she is quiet, and seems to keep to herself, really only listening to others and not always interacting with people first. She appears to be a shoulder to lean on. Her relaxed nature draws people in and she doesn't hesitate to help others. It's no secret that competition is high at Illusion Studios, if needed Dakota won't hesitate to use her influence to slander others. Make fun of her? She'll discreetly tell her followers to make your newest style flop, sometimes blaming it on your enemy for some extra fun.

[ About: Gossip ]

Dakota lives for gossip, or as she describes it, tea. The hotter the better. Dakota will do whatever she can to hear any kind of gossip. From allowing her fans to vent to her about a toxic relationships, to lending an ear to her fellow coworkers when there is a dispute between them. Dakota's need for drama goes far beyond what is normal for the average person. Dakota will do whatever she can to stir drama, even if it involves creating it herself. Manipulative to the core, secrets aren't always safe with Dakota. In the name of creating drama she will reveal dark secrets or just plainly make things up. If it comes down to it, she won't hesitate to publicly slander another model, especially if it's one that is less appreciated in the eye of the public. But you can bet that Dakota will do whatever she can to appear innocent to all. Afterall, the tea isn't as nice when it's splashed on her.

[ Additional Info ]
Dakota loves sweets and coffee. To Dakota, there is nothing better than relaxing in bed with a slice of coffee cake and a hot mocha. It fills the soul if she lacks her fix of drama.


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25| Male| He/Him | Vincian

[ Introduction ]

Maybe it was the motorcycle. Perhaps the car?
As soon as Casimir had turned the ripe age of sixteen and gotten his license. A whole new obsession came of. He would spend his free time browsing cars and motorcycles and then going off for spontaneous rides. But it was never enough. He fell into a cycle of buying car companies and more storage for more cars and bikes.
Eventually he was absorbed into the wrong crowd. Casimir couldn't complain about it though. There were men willing to dispose of people who stood in his way of what he wanted. And he wanted everything.
The ashy scent of smoke was creeping its way into the room. Outside the door, leaning on the frame, and with a cigarette perfectly placed between two fingers stood Casimir Devereaux, blissfully listening to the last breaths of his own father.
And so his chains were broken. He soon became a model, a figurehead for formal fashion. But behind the curtains, he jumped from affair to affair, often missing scheduled appointments. He built a very bad reputation, but it was obvious he couldn't care less. From the managers trying to figure out where exactly he was getting his cigarettes to his colleagues trying to reach him while he was on his quest to obtain more, he slipped through the rules.
That didn't mean he never got hurt. Tempted by having more, he dropped into more and more deals with shadier people, and the chains he had broken out of were placed again, this time thicker and stronger than ever.

[ Appearance ]

Quite an average chap, Casimir stands at a respectable 5 foot 9. When not modeling modest formal attire, he sports a leather biking outfit with bold colors in designs that snake around his arms and converge onto his back. The jackets switch for every bike he owns. If you take the time to have a stroll around New York City, wherever you see a motorcycle speeding through the streets and weaving through cars, you hear sirens. Follow the bike and you may be lucky enough to catch Casimir pull off his helmet in attempts to fix his hair, which may even look better all mussed up. Catch his eye, and you'll be catapulted into an emerald green forest with golden specks dancing to the beat of street performers and loud car radios.

[ Personality ]

|ENFP|

Casimir's friends often tease him by telling him he's a firecracker. Surprisingly, those knuckleheads would be right with that one. Casimir often would rather not follow a schedule and do what he wants, but when he does decide to do the right thing, he does it quickly and efficiently, like an explosion.
Unfortunately, taking control of his emotions, as another person, is an easy task. Tell him you have a car, or an old book that you think he may be interested in, and after a very short period of skepticism, he follows.
One may think he could avoid being used by just cutting down his interactions, but to Casimir, speaking to others is a must. Most of his friends were met on the streets while they were speeding away from authorities. At formal meets, he almost makes it a goal to speak to everyone there. While speaking, he opens with an upbeat greeting and eases into comfortable talk. Once he gains another's trust, that's when the trading begins. He bargains for more of whatever his heart yearns for with an insatiable hunger.
In private, he is relatively the same, speaking to as many people as he can but the most important change is probably the way he basically turns his brain off. He trusts too easily and falls victim to mind games. Casimir's social circles have often made it their personal objectives to make sure that their personal firecracker idiot didn't do anything to hurt himself while his spark was unlit.

[ About: (GREED) ]

More. More. And More.

All Casimir can think of is how much more he can get. He would even go as far as to sell his soul to get all that he wanted. But to get all that he wanted is the most tedious task. From the most unassuming book to the largest company in the world, Casimir wants everything.
Denying him anything sends him into a spiral. He wants more. Why isn't he getting more? But he always tries to collect himself and persevere with the dealings.
His greed has gotten him in a lot of trouble, as proved by the unassuming scar tracing the line of his shoulder blade, but at the same time, he's gained comrades and brothers.
And just like with objects, once in a while, there comes someone that Casimir falls for. Hard.
Most of the time, he gets whoever it is, gets bored, and lets them go. But rejection is never not a possibility.
And Casimir doesn't know what to do when he gets rejected.

[ Additional Info ]

Stressed or not, Casimir smokes. The modeling agency is still on the search for where he's gotten the cigarettes, but no matter what, Casimir always has a spare pack. His friends cycle through nicknames [Ulysses, High Flyer, etc], but they usually just use "Cas".


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Anne Marie Täydellisyyttä
aka ‘the black swan’




22 | female | she/her | bisexual

[ Introduction ]

One of the many models of Illusion Studios, Anne Marie (or Annie) is a living doll, known for her beauty, much like that of a porcelain doll- too unreal to be true. Naturally, as most pretty figures are, Annie is adored by many and worshipped by some. And who can blame them? With a flutter of lashes and a well practiced smile, she brings about the illusion of perfection. Honeyed words on a silver tongue, Annie is quite literally a public sweetheart.

[ Appearance ]

Standing at 5’3, Annie has wavy, vanilla blonde hair that falls just past her shoulders. To run your fingers through her hair would be to touch silk, smooth, soft and well-kept. Annie has startling blue eyes that are almost always covered by contacts, preferably a grayish shade. Almond shaped eyes sit on unblemished skin that carries a youthful glow. Natural pink lips are almost always curved into a soft smile- for the public, that is.

[ Personality ]

ENTJ | TeNi | 3w4 | Chaotic Neutral | C-S-D (Melancholy-Phlegmatic-Choleric)
She is an individualist and an extreme overachiever. Anne strives to be the best, a perfectionist in almost every way. She is a logic-driven, with a slight tendency to be manipulative. Witty and sarcastic, you can expect snarky comebacks from her. Her humor tends to deviate towards the morbid side, but she means no harm. Anne is, however, narcissistic. Having achieved perfection, excelled in everything she picked up, she is determined to maintain this facade, no matter the cost. She is prideful, strongly believing that her success is her effort alone. Insulting her never ends in anything good, as you will find yourself on the receiving end of snappy remarks and cold glares. Anne has, put simply, a silver tongue. Though unable to empathise, she has studied the human nature long enough to be able to put up a front. You’d never be able to tell if she was genuine, or just acting for the sake of it. If you do, however, get close enough to become a friend, Annie is loyal and kind, and will do just about anything for you. (though she’d never admit it, if a friend were to be feeling down, they’d find gifts on their doorstep daily, Annie will deny all allegations made). She is someone who offers advice, thought sometimes it may be a little blunt or harsh. She means well, though, and genuinely wants the best for her friends.

[ About: PRIDE ]

“to be conceited, to hold oneself in the highest regard”
Anne grew up in a poor family, living in a rundown shack in the countryside. Cliche as it may seem, Anne quickly rose to success through her hard work and talent. Under the surface, however, was a strong desire to be better than her parents and older siblings. Driven, obsessed even, with perfection, Anne sought to be better- best. She would settle for nothing less than first place, doing just about anything to achieve her goal. She spent days cooped up in her room, or studying the world of the upper-class, growing evermore distant with her family. The face the public knows is nothing but a well practiced facade, her manic obsession hidden beneath charming smiles and talented works. Lacking the natural ability others would have to get along with others, Anne’s charm and amiable nature is a trained skill, developed through years of pretense. Anne holds her secrets close to her heart- not because she doesn’t want her ideas to be spread around, but rather, they are rather extreme's, and would be frowned upon by society. Prideful as she is, a small part of her acknowledges the skills and importance of the other models, and while she may think that she is one of the best models there is, she secretly admires the strengths each of them possess

[ Additional Info ]

a black swan, a cygnet, a pen. black swans are symbolism of phenomena previously thought impossible. a perfect example of Anne. she’s looked like this ever since she was eleven, doll-like features near unreal, face smooth, lips forever stained a pretty pink. spiritually, to be a black swan can be both a symbol of good and bad luck. And for Anne, it meant more of the latter. Loved ones died ever so frequently around her, dropping dead for reasons unknown to many doctors. Friends and family, whoever she met and grew close to all died a premature, depressing death.

black swans are graceful, pretty and elegant, yet they symbolise the unknown shrouded in shadow. anne is a perfect doll in the eyes of the public, but much more lies behind that well practiced facade of the Saint.


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ESTELLA BLAKE
stella / estelle / stelle




Twenty Three [23] | Female | She/Her | Lesbian
Voice Claim: Emma Mackey - (contains explicit language)


[ Introduction ]
"C'est la vie, ma chérie"

While her name and face have long since faded from the media, Estella Blake was a name that was once on everyone's lips. Known for her endearing charm and effortless grace, she was a promising child star, rising to fame at a young age. However, that was ten years ago. Estella's career was cut short in the blink of an eye, leaving everyone wondering what happened to the bright young talent. It was a sudden and unexpected disappearance from the fashion world, leaving her fans and followers baffled. The reason for Estella's abrupt departure from the industry still remains a mystery, to even her parents. To this day, Estella cannot force herself to spill the sickening secret of what had happened that day. At least, not while sober. Her past is a secret she's determined to keep hidden, quick to change the subject or brush off any attempts to pry.

Despite her vow never to return to the modeling industry, fate had other plans for Estella.

After a sudden phone call from her father, requesting a favour from her in the form of a job offer, inviting her to take his place in managing Illusion Studios: a prosperous modelling agency that he'd bought and reformed when Estella was just a child. Despite initially rejecting his offer, Estella would eventually sign the contract out of guilt, obligation, and false assurance of adequate training. But she walked into the House of Illusions for the first time, Estella couldn't help but sense an overwhelming feeling of dread and regret. Estella knew better than to believe that everything was perfect, as depicted by the press. After all, she was all too familiar with the dark side of the industry, the one that was hidden behind the glamour and glitz.

[ Appearance ]
5'7 | Franco-American | 114lbs

Born into privilege and wealth, Estella's upbringing and opportunities have shaped her into a woman of refined taste and impeccable manners. Yet, that doesn't mean that every experience was a positive one. Her regal-like posture exudes an air of superiority: a practice acquired from years of modelling, which has become a habit that she cannot let go of. While she moves gracefully, each step already carefully calculated as she once did during her runways, her countenances are stiff. The face of innocence, spoiled by a stoic expression. Estella's rigid exterior is a facade that serves as a barrier to protect a fragile heart, a vulnerability that has only been seen by a handful of people.

There's an intensity behind her piercing hazel gaze, accentuated by smokey make-up. Her ash-blonde hair is often styled in gentle, shoulder-length waves; however, it's been a moment since she last had her colour re-touched, evident by the dark brown roots blending into her locks. Her fair skin is unmarred except for a barely visible scar above her right eyebrow, which serves as a reminder of a drunken mishap from a few years earlier. Tall, with a slender figure, her delicate build contrasts harshly with her stony demeanor, like a lonely blossom in an icy wasteland. Although, her thinness would be worrying, would she not clad herself in loose shirts and long jackets to conceal the worst of her self-neglect.

[ Personality ]
ISFJ-T | Cancer | 9w1

Being a young and inexperienced manager, Estella is constantly under the judgment of her colleagues at Illusion Studios, as well as those in similar positions outside of the agency. While she never wanted this job in the first place, her lack of enthusiasm only makes her an easy target for the more seasoned directors seeking to eliminate competition. It's extremely draining for her as an introvert, as she struggles to maintain a straight face and not take their chastising to heart. Despite the pressure she faces, Estella is able to find a little solace in the fact that she's still learning and growing.

There's nothing that Estella wants more than to be able to find a true sense of peace within herself. Currently, she achieves this by neglecting her own needs, to focus on those of others. She dreads the days that involve her being locked away in her office and taking care of the more tedious, yet necessary, duties. While not the most enjoyable part of her job, it is likely due to a sense of obligation she feels towards her father, that Estella finds herself skipping breaks often, to focus on completing those duties to the highest possible standard.

Estella's relationship with the models at Illusion Studios is more on a casual level, rather than what would be typically expected between an employee and their boss. Being a similar age to the agency's models is likely one of the reasons that Estella fails to feel a sense of superiority over them. However, another reason for her laidback nature could be that Estella is still acclimating to her new role, having never been in a position of power before. This is suggested by her lack of assertiveness when it comes to reprimanding the models for their behaviours, and relying on others to put them back into place. It's the fear of creating conflict and disappointing people, stemming from her trauma, that sway her to be selectively ignorant.

[ About: ACEDIA ]
apathy | torpor | negligence | anxiety | grief

Acedia is a dark cloud that looms over one's existence, a heavy weight that holds them down. It is the sin of sorrow, also described as the "uneasiness of the mind", or more commonly known as depression. It is the inability to appreciate the beauty or see the worth in the human experience, feeling disconnected from the world around them as if merely existing rather than truly living. But is it fair to label this a sin? Perhaps not.

Estella fell victim to acedia, unexpectedly, robbing her of her zest for life after her trust was taken advantage of. That was all it had taken for her once vibrant, innocent spirit to be shattered, leaving her a shell of her former self. Ten years later, the deep wounds caused by this betrayal are still healing. For Estella, this sin manifests itself as intense anxiety, leaving her extremely guarded and cautious of the intentions of those around her. To cope with these overwhelming emotions, Estella turned to unhealthy habits. Eating disorders, and purging; Alcoholism, and drunken flings. While she knew deep down that these coping mechanisms were not healthy, Estella quickly found herself trapped in a cycle of self-sabotage, forced to live with the consequences of her actions.

[ Additional Info ]

[x] Estella has been drinking for years, both legally and illegally, and had become well acquainted with the numbing sensation that alcohol could supply. But for a woman of her size, it is all too easy for her to get carried away, especially with her expensive taste, her absurd collection of empty high-end liquor bottles being evidence of that. Drunk Estella is a completely different person than the aloof director, known to become overly emotional or flirty and cuddly. In the past, this often led to some regrettable actions, only realized the morning after. Estella understands that this can never be a long-term solution, but - for now - revels in the temporary freedom that alcohol provides.

[x] How does a former model go from owning the spotlight to becoming immensely afraid of simply having a camera pointed at her? That's a story for another time... or not, being one Estella refuses to talk about. However, it's fair to say that where there's press, the experience is bound to be overstimulating, causing her confident act to quickly crumble. Her apprehension around the cameras can even be seen at casual photoshoots, as Estella prefers to spectate from the sidelines - awkwardly fidgeting with the cuffs of her shirt or jacket - to ensure that no accidental pictures are taken of her.



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[size=6][b][i]Twenty Three [23] | Female | She/Her | Acedia[/i][/b][/size]
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[size=6][i]"Silk moths can’t fly. It’s been bred out of them for five thousand years.
Most aren’t meant to live long enough to break the chrysalis; flight’s an unnecessary trait.”[/i][/size]
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Twenty Three [23] | Female | She/Her | Acedia
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"Silk moths can’t fly. It’s been bred out of them for five thousand years.
Most aren’t meant to live long enough to break the chrysalis; flight’s an unnecessary trait.”